Kobe Bryant

Manny Machado shows love for Kobe Bryant by switching to No. 8

Manny Machado wanted to wear a new number with his new team, and he chose No. 8 in honor of NBA legend Kobe Bryant.<p>Los Angeles Dodgers fans were …

Baltimore Orioles

The Second Attempt At A LeBron James-Lakers Mural Has Been Defaced

LeBron James has decided to move to the Western Conference for the first time in his career, inking a four-year max deal with the Los Angeles Lakers to make his L.A. residence his permanent home year-round for the foreseeable future.<p>The reaction in L.A. to LeBron’s signing was predictably one of …

Basketball

Look: Another new Lakers mural defaced by vandals

Sadly, yet another artist's tribute to the Los Angeles Lakers has been defaced.<p>Just two days ago, artist Gustavo Zermeno Jr. was nearing completion …

Basketball

Luke Walton sees similarities between Kobe Bryant, LeBron James

LeBron James has officially signed on with the Los Angeles Lakers and in just a few months, he will be playing under head coach Luke Walton, who was …

Basketball

LeBron James Mural Featuring Kobe Bryant, Other Lakers Legends Vandalized

Another mural featuring LeBron James in Los Angeles has been vandalized.<p>On Saturday, Twitter user ThatHollywoodGuy tweeted a photo of the mural, which had a white paint streak over LeBron's likeness:<p>The mural also depicts Lakers legends Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O'Neal, Magic Johnson, Kareem …

Basketball

Luke Walton Explains Similarities Between Kobe Bryant, LeBron James

Los Angeles Lakers head coach Luke Walton had the honor to have played with Kobe Bryant in his prime, and now will get to coach LeBron James who …

Luke Walton

Dodgers’ Manny Machado meets with his new teammates before debut with LA

The trade is done and Manny Machado is officially a member of the Los Angeles Dodgers.<p>Prior to his introductory press conference, Machado spent some …

Los Angeles

Ice Cube Welcomes LeBron to LA, but Not All Kobe Fans Feel the Same Way

Ice Cube doesn't get it. The legendary West Coast rapper is a diehard Lakers fan and a proud Kobe Bryant stan. He loved that the Black Mamba accepted all challenges and was a proven winner.<p>But with the arrival of LeBron James to Los Angeles, Ice Cube is confused why some Kobe stans haven't welcomed …

Basketball

LOOK: There's a new LeBron James Lakers mural in L.A., and it's got Kobe, Shaq, Kareem and Wilt

Maybe Los Angeles will take more kindly to this one<p>You'd think all of Los Angeles would embrace LeBron James, but when a mural depicting the NBA …

Basketball

Cousins says he spoke with Kobe Bryant about rehabbing Achilles rupture

OAKLAND — DeMarcus Cousins had never suffered a major injury throughout his eight-year NBA career, but that all changed Jan. 26. Cousins ruptured his …

DeMarcus Cousins

Lakers fan paints another LeBron mural in Los Angeles (PHOTO)

There was already one LeBron James mural in Los Angeles. Several people decided to attack it with paint, ruining a nice gesture by a local artist in …

Lebron James

StubHub Canceled A Fan’s Tickets To Kobe Bryant's Last Game When Their Value Increased 664%

On Nov. 11, 2015, Jesse Sandler bought four tickets on StubHub, the online ticket reselling marketplace, to an April 13, 2016, basketball game …

Los Angeles

LeBron's joined by Kobe, Shaq, Magic, Kareem and Wilt in new L.A. mural

This much, it seems, is clear: LeBron James’ decision to join the Los Angeles Lakers has really inspired L.A.’s street art mural community.<p>First, …

Basketball

Kobe Bryant's 'Mamba Mentality' Runs in the Family with Middle Daughter Gigi

Kobe Bryant's daughter Gigi is a basketball superstar in the making. Does she have the same moves as her old man? Watch above to see the Mamba and the Mambacita team up.<p><i>Bleacher Report is the go-to destination for basketball fans everywhere. B/R's NBA coverage delivers must-see on-court analysis</i> …

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Report: Dirk Nowitzki to re-sign with Mavericks for $5 million

Dirk Nowitzki is set to play his 20th season – breaking Kobe Bryant’s record for most seasons with a single franchise and tying Kevin Garnett, Robert …

NBA

The Latest Attempt At A Lakers Mural Features LeBron James Looking Up At Team Legends

The first attempt at someone putting together a LeBron James mural in Los Angeles didn’t go over especially well. The mural featured James and some language that called him the King of L.A., which wasn’t cool in the eyes of some Lakers fans. In fact, someone got so mad that they straight up defaced …

Lebron James

2018 ESPYs Play of the Year: Winner, Acceptance Speech and Twitter Reaction

After helping the Notre Dame Fighting Irish cut down the nets in April, Arike Ogunbowale added some more hardware to her trophy case Wednesday by winning the ESPY for the 2018 Best Play.<p>Her buzzer-beater against Mississippi State to win the 2018 national championship stood out above the rest:<p>The …

Notre Dame

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Los Angeles

8 stats that LeBron James trails Kobe Bryant in... for now

LeBron James is now a Laker.<p>And while he will have his sites set on trying to bring championships back to LA, he’ll also be trying to surpass Kobe Bryant in a number of different career statistics.<p>Let’s break down the big ones that Kobe still leads LeBron. And yes, Kobe played 19 seasons, while …

Basketball

Shaquille O'Neal reignites beef with Charles Barkley with 'Barkley sucks' chants during DJ set

Now we're waiting on Chuck's diss track<p>Shaquille O'Neal is almost as committed to music as he is to basketball, from lending a helping hand to *NSYNC …

Basketball

Trae Young thanks Kobe Bryant for breaking down his Summer League film

No. 5 draft pick Trae Young’s first taste of NBA life at Summer League has included ups and downs — plus exciting moments like getting starstruck for the first time when he met Doris Burke and having his game film broken down by Kobe Bryant.<p>On Tuesday, Young thanked Bryant for selecting him as a …

Trae Young

Kobe analyzes how Trae Young can better exploit defenses

Kobe Bryant reviews film and breaks down how Hawks guard Trae Young can read defenses and create options for himself at the pro level.

Trae Young

Man Calls Police Over A Foul In Pick Up Basketball Game

2 hours ago<p>Now this is a first! Anyone who plays any sport knows there are some people who take the sport way too seriously. This got taken to the …

Steph Curry

Why Are Kobe Bryant Fans So Anti-LeBron James?

On this edition of Best For Last, Colin Cowherd talks about this backlash in LA coming from Laker fans who are loyal to former Laker, Kobe Bryant. …

Sports

Brewers prospect Keston Hiura once ran into Kobe Bryant and even tried to introduce himself

All Keston Hiura has done since being selected by the Brewers in the first round of the 2017 MLB Draft is hit. He's already made it up to Double-A …

Baseball

Jayson Tatum: ‘Kobe Bryant was the reason I started playing basketball’

In a video posted by renowned basketball trainer Drew Hanlen, Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum — one of the top rookies in the 2017 NBA Draft class — spoke on the impact that Hall of Fame shooting guard and NBA icon Kobe Bryant has had on him.<p>“Kobe Bryant was the reason I started playing …

Basketball

'I’m not excited': Why Kobe Bryant fans don’t like LeBron James

The Los Angeles Lakers recently acquired a high-profile player, but many longtime fans have been arriving here for NBA Summer League paying homage to …

Lebron James

Video shows the eerie similarities in Jayson Tatum's and Kobe Bryant's games

Comparing a 20-year-old rookie to one of the greatest scorers in NBA history is totally unfair for both parties. But Jayson Tatum is no ordinary 20-year-old, as evidenced by his historic playoff run, so comparing him to Kobe Bryant doesn’t feel like much of a reach.<p>The Celtics’ budding star has …

Basketball

Kobe Bryant's presence may do more harm than good for Lakers

Lebron James

Skip Bayless on LeBron mural removal: L.A. still belongs to Kobe, until LeBron carries this Lakers team to a title

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